New Publication: Kenya INDC

In a process supported by Ricardo AEA and LTS International, the Government of Kenya has recently submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Kenya is the fourth African country to submit its INDC after Gabon, Morocco and Ethiopia. The INDC sets out a strategy for the country to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030 against Business as Usual (BAU) levels through implementing both mitigation and adaptation actions within the country.

LTS International provided technical expertise on the inclusion of adaptation into the country’s contribution. The adaptation contribution covers climate change adaptation activities across all of the country’s planning sectors and aims to increase the resilience of these sectors to climate change hazards and extreme events. The INDC places a significant priority on adaptation actions due to the country’s vulnerability.

You can find Kenya’s INDC here.

Bamboo Sector Competitiveness Study – Agronomy Overview

LTS is provided Bamboo agronomy consultancy services to DFID’s Business Innovation Facility (BIF) in Myanmar to complete a Bamboo Sector Competitiveness Study (2015). Myanmar has the third largest stock of bamboo in the world but the resource value is largely underestimated due to the lack of awareness of its potential as a processed commodity for export and the priority given by the Government, and investors, to exploit natural resources (e.g.: teak, oil and gas), or to develop industrial plantations such as rubber and palm oil involving the acquisition (through concession) and clearance of land. The study analysed Myanmar’s competitive advantage on the international market for high-value addition processed and manufactured bamboo and how different business models could contribute to poverty reduction and to what extent.